Founder member of FECMA

Advancing the credit profession

East of England

Welcome to the East of England Branch. Click here to view committee details.

The East of England AGM 2023 was held on the 18th January 2023. You can view the below notes:

Atul Vadher, the East of England Branch Chair, has worked within the Credit industry for over 30 Years, specialising in the full Order to Cash cycle. Please click here for a short biography.

We decided some years ago when we were Essex Branch that the old branch system of meetings needed a spring clean. Members said that they were busy; they didn’t want old style Branch meetings. They didn’t always have the time to travel from one end of the county to another for branch evening meetings, but instead they would like to join in with branch activity – and having a Branch section on the CICM website like this one, along with our Branch LinkedIn website, would create the branch feel without the travelling and the hassle! This became even more important when we because East of England Branch and grown our geographic boundaries by absorbing Suffolk and Norfolk Branches as well as part of Thames Valley Branch.

Consequently we abandoned routine Branch meetings and instead held large free to attend conferences, with industry leading speakers, such as our successful Fraud, Law and Insolvency Conferences, Improving Credit Management in the Workplace, and a Fraud, Risk and Cybercrime Conference. These were all held, at the wishes of our members and with the full support of CICM London Branch, during the day in central London because many of our Branch members work in central London. We managed to keep these conferences entirely free of charge to attend by obtaining support and sponsorship from leading companies such as Hays Credit Management, Goodman Masson, and Baker Tilley.

Before the Covid lockdown in 2020 we held a series of smaller events and workshops around our very large patch, in Brentwood, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Norwich. These were well attended, popular and well received by our members and guests.

Soon we hope to resume face to face events, as well as Zoom ones, and perhaps hybrid ones – depending on what our members want.

So make sure you add this part of the website, along with the CICM East of England LinkedIn Group, to your favourites and send through to the Branch Secretary, any ideas so this site can be tailored to the needs of the membership. Members wishing to join the Committee are most welcome.

We look forward to working with you and developing this, and our LinkedIn websites, in order to make certain that CICM members located in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire have representation and a say in how we move forward.

Resources, Webinars and Past Events

13th September 2023 | Establishing the New Norm in Credit Management
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12th July 2023 | Navigating the legal Landscape
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23rd March 2023 | Credit Recruitment and Salary Trends
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February 16 2023 | Trade Credit Insurance Protection – friend or foe?
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18th January 2023 |  Annual General Meeting
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19th July 2022 | What lies ahead during these unprecedented times and best practice when faced by Corporates Insolvencies

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31 March 2022 | How technology and automation in accounting has changed since the pandemic
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24th November 2021 | A day in the life of a Court Enforcement Officer
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13th October 2021 | Return to the office, What you need to know
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25th June 2021 | An Audience with Sue Chapple.
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21st April 2021 | Navigating the roadmap back to work.
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11th March 2021 | Are Credit Professionals ready for 2021 way of working?
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19th January 2021 | How to Assess Risk Post Pandemic.
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10th February 2021 | East of England Branch AGM & Insolvency & Legal Updates
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19th January 2021 | How do you asses risk Post-Pandemic?
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19th August 2020 | Stand out from the crowd – Employment tips for Students through to Credit Professionals in a difficult climate – hosted by Hays and Goodman Masson.
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22nd May 2020 | Emergency guide to credit control for all levels
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14th May 2020 | Business challenges of Credit during and after Covid 19 and how to tackle them
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Stand out from the crowd – Education is Key
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28th October 2020 | Stand out from the crowd – How to Ace an Interview
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28th October 2020 | Tips and tricks to help you ace an interview.
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East of England Branch Committee
Covering all of the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.


Name Position Telephone
Atul Vadher FCICM Chairman 07531359554
Richard Brown FCICM Vice Chairman and Governance Advisor 07710392934
William Plom Secretary 07799807898
Mark Maynard MCICM Finance 01268 745556
Liam Hastings Deputy HQ and Social Media Liaison 07412259949
Naimesh Khetia MCICM HQ and Social Media Liaison 07710857013
Katherine Bailey FCICM Education and Learner Liaison 07956490889
Andy Moylan FCICM Events organiser and presenter 07968955275
Steve Walsh Events organiser and presenter 01277 206400
Lorna Westgarth-Pearce MCICM Social Media and and Linkedin Officer 07976970817
Sean Frisby MCICM Event reporting officer 07844484507